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A time twisting alternative history that asks whether it's worth changing the past to save the future, even if it costs you everyone you've ever loved.


Come home, if you remember.


The postcard has been held at the sorting office for ninety-one years, waiting to be delivered to Joe Tournier. On the front is a lighthouse - Eilean Mor, in the Outer Hebrides.


Joe has never left England, never even left London. He is a British slave, one of thousands throughout the French Empire.

He has a job, a wife, a baby daughter. But he also has flashes of a life he cannot remember and of a world that never existed - a world where English is spoken in England, and not French. And now he has a postcard of a lighthouse built just six months ago, that was first written nearly one hundred years ago, by a stranger who seems to know him very well.


Joe's journey to unravel the truth will take him from French-occupied London to a remote Scottish island, and back through time itself as he battles for his life - and for a very different future.

The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781526623157

    Publisher: Bloomsbury


  • 'All time-travel plots are fraught with paradox, but not all rise to Pulley's level of tricky cleverness, and few of those trickily clever books rise to her level of emotional intensity. Suspenseful, philosophical, and inventive, this sparkling novel explores the power of memory and love.' - Kirkus Reviews

    'I loved the vivid and intricate alternate universes of The Kingdoms, and the flawed and complicated people who inhabit them' - Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor.

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